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Ravens' 2012 draft class had several misses, but one big hit

Ravens' 2012 draft class had several misses, but one big hit

Courtney Upshaw’s one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons closes the book on the Ravens’ eight-man 2012 draft class. It was a group that debuted during the Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII season but steadily thinned out because of off-the-field issues and inconsistent on-field performance.

Sixth-round wide receiver Tommy Streeter went first, getting waived in August 2013 after he spent his rookie year on injured reserve. Two months later, fourth-round safety Christian Thompson was waived after he had just been reinstated by the league following a suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse...

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